TWO old school friends who talked of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats when they were in their teens have finally completed the challenge… and raised £5,000 for Ukraine. The cyclists reach the finish at John O’Groats after 1,130 miles in the saddle raising money for Ukraine. (58219469) Chris Meixner, from Stratford, and Dave Thorpe – both aged 58 – resurrected their ambitions to cycle the length of Britain when they got together for the recent 25th wedding anniversary of Chris and his wife, Rosalind. The celebration was a good time to agree to take on the charity cycle challenge as both men went to Tudor Grange School, Solihull, and Dave was best man at Chris’s wedding.
Chris said: “We’ve fulfilled a lifelong ambition formulated 40 years ago during summer rides across France when we were schoolmates and we supported the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. This article is only available to subscribers
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